Year: 2004
USA: Castle Hill Productions
UK: Icon Film Distribution
Cast: Atta Yaqub, Eva Birthistle, Ahmad Riaz, Shamshad Akhtar, Shabana Bakhsh, Ghizala Avan, David McKay, Raymond Mearns, Gary Lewis, Shy Ramzan, Emma Friel, Karen Fraser, John Yule, Ruth McGhie, Father David Wallace, Dougie Wallace, Jacqueline Bett, Pasha Bocarie, Foqia Hayee, Abdul Hayee, Sunna Mirza, Balqees Hassan, Gerard Kelly, Isabel Johnston, Tommy McKee, Muhammad Nargis, Ahmed Nargis, Stephanie Anderson, Laura McMonagle, Laura O'Malley, Sarah Ryan
Director: Ken Loach
Countries: UK / Belgium / Germany / Italy / Spain
UK: 104 mins
USA Rated: R for some strong sexuality and language
UK Certificate: 15 contains strong language and sex
USA Release Date: 26 November 2004 (Limited Release - New York)
UK Release Date: 17 September 2004


Casim (Atta Yaqub) is a second generation Pakistani from Glasgow. Working as a DJ in Glasgow's coolest venues, Casim dreams of buying his own club. His parents Tariq (Ahmad Riaz) and Sadia (Shamshad Akhtar) are devout Muslims and plan for him to marry his beautiful cousin Jasmine (Sunna Mirza), who is soon to arrive in the UK. Plans go awry when Casim meets Roisin (Eva Birthistle).

A teacher at his sister Tahara's (Shabana Bakhsh) school, Roisin is different from any girl he's ever met. She's gorgeous, intelligent and definitely possesses a mind of her own. She and Casim soon fall deeply in love. But Casim knows all too well that, even if he wasn't due to marry, his parents would never accept a 'goree' - a white girl. As a Catholic, Roisin finds that her own community isn't very supportive either. When their relationship is discovered, the repercussions of the scandal reach far and wide and sparks fly as cultures clash and personalities collide.